Friday is the last day for a horse savvy woman to submit a video to represent Carson Valley, as part of a publicity campaign for the Carson Valley Visitors Authority.
The original deadline was extended a week after the authority received several last-minute requests.
The job recruitment video (http://youtu.be/ZyePoR-jVV8) and posting have generated 13 applicants to date. People competing for the job include former Miss Nevada Julianna Erdesz, a fifth-generation Carson Valley woman, and a University of Nevada, Reno, student among others. The videos can be viewed on YouTube by searching “Carson Valley Rider Contest.”
The search is part of the effort to expand on the Valley’s brand, “Rugged. Relaxed. Reachable.”
Carson Valley Rider Qualifications:
A woman who exudes country confidence with an urban edge
Must be able to keep a horse between you and the ground. Rodeo skills not necessary, but, we wouldn’t turn you away either.
Enthusiastic about trying new activities and open to adventure
Comfortable, convincing and charming in front of a camera
Real, authentic and friendly
Not afraid to get your hands dirty
Interested applicants can apply by submitting a 3-5 minute personal video on why they should be the Carson Valley Rider. The finalist will receive an all-expense paid outfitted four-night, five-day adventure in the Carson Valley for herself and a guest.
There is no salary for the position, but the rider will be compensated by participating sponsors like 1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort & Spa, the Carson Valley Inn, Topaz Lodge and Casino, Soaring NV, area ski resorts and J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room.
She will be featured in videos and promotions filmed on location throughout the Carson Valley through October 2014.